What songs that are overtly or explicitly about “rock” do you like? What songs that are overtly or explicitly about rock do you hate?
Will you please tell me? And remind me of the bountiful crop from which to choose?
Me, I pretty much hate songs that have the word rock sung. The words rock and roll make me cringe even more. And I also get icked out by the songs about what it’s like to be in a band, or we were playin’ the backrooms, and we wrote these songs kinda tunes . . . .
I know you know the kinda songs I’m writin’ about, even if I’m lettin’ you down as a blogmeister by failin' to remember. Maybe it’s the kinda songs that use words like kinda, writin’, and lettin’. And, of course, in my search, I’m includin’ every song that has the word rock or rock and roll in the title.
It’s not a firm, fast rule; I like a few. But I’m overwhelmingly opposed to them.
And since there are a million, I need yer help. Please help me fill out this list.
“Rock” songs that I hate:
Join Together (With the Band)
Long Live Rock
Rock and Roll All Nite
R.O.C.K. (In the
Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock and Roll)
Wait and See
“Rock” Songs that I tolerate or like:
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Rock Me Gently
It’s Only Rock and Roll [which is surprising, since I’ve grown to hate the Stones’ catalogue]
I’ve Had It
“Rock” songs that I really HATE, but love anyway:
I Love Rock and Roll
Rock Around the Clock
UPDATE I [thanks to mister parker]:
Chuck Berry's "Rock And Roll Music," covered by, among others, The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Love the song in almost ll its incarnations.
Billy Joel's "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me." Execrable.
Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven," although the word "rock" is not in the title.
Doesn't match my weird, limited category.
seems like somebody sang "Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay."
it's on the tip o' my brain. Don't recall. God Gave Rock and Roll to You is so bad it's good.
Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode," to my ears although that might not be the sort of thing you have in mind.
Not in my category. I wonder if it is associated with the category in our sublminal minds because it defines rock and roll.
Chubby Checker did "Limbo Rock," which is about limbo rather than rock, but it's got the word "rock" in the title.
"I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)" by the Moody Blues.
Lop. Off. Head.
and how about "Rock Lobster," by the B-52s?
Ug. Many love it; I am not in the many. And it's so outside my category as to be a new category of categories.
or Paul McCartney's "Venus and Mars/Rockshow." Boy do I love this, mainly because it was one of the first rock songs I could play on the bass and rock out. It is clearly in the kitchen o' my category.